Learn to swim safely at YMCA classes

  • Wed Jun 13th, 2012 7:45pm
  • News

Herald staff

Kids and adults can learn to swim this summer at the YMCA of Snohomish County.

The nonprofit is offering SPLASH, a week-long event that emphasizes safety for kids at the beach, the pool and the lake.

SPLASH (Swim Play Learn Aquatic Safety Habits) Week is taking place at all five YMCA of Snohomish County family branches June 25-29.

Five safety instructional sessions plus a seven-visit SPLASH bonus pass costs $10.

The participating facilities are the Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave.; Marysville Family YMCA, 420 60th Dr. NE.; Mill Creek Family YMCA, 13723 Puget Park Dr.; Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA, 4033 Fryelands Blvd.; and the Mukilteo Family YMCA, 10601 47th Place W.

Knowing how to be safe in and around water helps kids feel proud and confident, and they will use that knowledge for the rest of their lives.

“The Y is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for everyone to learn basic swimming lessons and water safety practices. We encourage kids and adults to take swim lessons — it’s never too late to learn,” said Scott Washburn, President and CEO, YMCA of Snohomish County.

For more information, go to www.ymca-snoco.org/splash.